Honorable Patricia Minaldi Announces Retirement

On July 31, 2017, United States District Court Judge Patricia Minaldi announced her retirement. Her announcement comes several months after taking medical leave for... More

Baton Rouge Appeals Court Hears Oral Argument on Gov. Edwards’ LGBT-Rights Order

A three-judge panel at the Louisiana Court of Appeals for the First Circuit heard oral argument on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, on whether Governor... More

Employer Retains Right to Choose Pharmaceutical Provider

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently resolved a circuit split on the issue of whether an injured employee is entitled to his choice of pharmacy,... More

Serving, Issuing, and Quashing a Rule 45 Federal Subpoena – Oh My!

In 2013, Rule 45 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure was amended to allow for nationwide service of process. In other words, Rule... More

Pre-Hearing Discovery in Federal Arbitration Not Guaranteed

So, you think a party has the right to conduct discovery in arbitration? Think again. Unlike the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which provide... More

White House Budget Proposal Could Result in Huge Financial Loss for Gulf Coast Region

On May 23, 2017, at a time when oil prices have started to rise and energy companies have regained optimism about the prospect of... More